Gratitude Journal Prompts When You Are Stuck On What To Write

Have you ever tried journaling? I started journaling with a gratitude journal. I think it’s the easiest way to get started AND since I created the 30 gratitude journal prompts below, it’ll be even easier.

The Benefits of Gratitude

Want to learn how to start seeing the glass as half full? A great way to start is with a gratitude journal and these 30 journal prompts.

The Mayo Clinic’s article, “Can expressing gratitude improve your mental, physical health?” conveys that there is a positive effect on both mental and physical health when you become thankful. I was surprised at all the benefits that come along with creating a posture of gratitude in your life. I think you will be too!

Consistently expressing gratitude can help you to:

  • improve sleep
  • better mood
  • restore immunity
  • decrease depression
  • reduce anxiety
  • lessen difficulties with chronic pain
  • cut down the risk of disease

I need all these things! I mean, who wouldn’t want to hop on this gratitude train?

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Gratitude Journaling

Gratitude journaling keeps you on track by helping you to stay focused on the positives of your life. A gratitude journal is the perfect fit for your nightstand or your morning devotional spot. Renewing your mind with scripture and changing your perspective are the keys to experiencing the benefits of thankfulness.

You can use a plain journal like this one to begin or you can use my guided 30 day gratitude journal. Either one works. The real goal is to just start!

[1] Let everyone give all their praise and thanks to the Lord! Here’s why—he’s better than anyone could ever imagine. Yes, he’s always loving and kind, and his faithful love never ends. [2-3] So, go ahead—let everyone know it! Tell the world how he broke through and delivered you from the power of darkness and has gathered us together from all over the world. He has set us free to be his very own!

Psalm 107:1-3 TPT

What Should I Write In A Daily Gratitude Journal?

The next question is what exactly do I write? I have included 30 daily gratitude journal prompts below that will help you to get started and more importantly to keep going. For the next six weeks, I encourage you to write in your journal five times a week.

If you miss a day, don’t worry about it. Pick up the next day and keep going. The journal prompts are just suggestions. If you have something else you’re thankful for or if you want to go in a different direction, go for it.

30 Daily Gratitude Journal Prompts Spread Out Over Six Weeks

Let’s get started. Answer the gratitude journal prompt each day. Meditate and write about why you are grateful for that moment, person, scripture, or season. There are 30 prompts to accommodate six weeks of gratitude journaling.

Week One of Gratitude Journal Prompts

  • What is your life scripture and why?
  • Who has been the biggest influence in your life as an adult?
  • Why are you grateful for your mom?
  • Why are you grateful for your dad?
  • Why am I grateful for each of my siblings? If you grew up as an only child insert cousin or friend you grew up with.

Week Two of Gratitude Journal Prompts

  • Who was the biggest inspiration in your life as a teenager?
  • What is your favorite scripture regarding overcoming fear?
  • What is your favorite season of the year and why?
  • What was you favorite vacation?
  • What accomplishment are you most proud of?

Week Three of Gratitude Journal Prompts

  • What has been your biggest trial? How has it grown you?
  • What is your favorite thing to do with friends?
  • What can you do today to make someone else’s day? Do that thing 🙂
  • Are you living your dream? If not, how can you get closer to your ideal life?
  • What is your favorite movie and why?

Week Four of Gratitude Journal Prompts

  • What is your favorite scripture regarding faith?
  • What do you love most about your life?
  • Who can you thank for getting you where you are today?
  • What is your favorite way to destress and relax? Is it a healthy coping mechanism? Why or why not?
  • Name your top three qualities. What can you do with these qualities to make the world a better place?

Week Five of Gratitude Journal Prompts

  • What is your favorite promise from God for your life?
  • What’s the first thing you think about in the morning that makes you smile?
  • Who or what has motivated you to become the person you are today?
  • What are you looking forward to in the next six months?
  • List the five people closest to you right now. Why are you grateful for each one?

Week Six of Gratitude Journal Prompts

  • What is your favorite book and why?
  • What is your favorite thing to do each day/week?
  • Who has been the biggest influence on your leadership style?
  • What’s your largest victory?
  • Write about three people who love you. Why are they special to you?

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